VoiceCon: Alcatel-Lucent Smart DeskPhone supports HD voice via Bluetooth

Orlando, FL – While there’s not an official spec sheet out out, an Alcatel-Lucent (www.alcatel-lucent.com) spokesperson said that its new Smart DeskPhone supports HD voice, and is the first one to do so over Bluetooth.

The OmniTouch 8082 My IC Phone has a wireless handset – think a flattened handset from a conventional desktop phone, and cut the cord off — linked to the base device via Bluetooth. 

Developers will likely appreciate the underlying software on the open platform, including Java, HTML 5.0 and Linux, and a seven inch wide LED backlet capacitive touchscreen with haptic feedback.  The phone also has two full-sized USB ports and a mini-USB port.

Alcatel-Lucent is beating the drum about the phone’s open API developer platform and plans to open (just like everyone else on the planet…) an app store for the device.  Expect to see a lot of vertical market apps, such as hospitality and financial services.

Hardware will be available in “late 2010” while the developer portal will open up in 2Q.

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